Excerpt from “Instruction,” a collaboration with novelist & writer, D. Travers Scott. Trav originally wrote this as a performance piece in the 90’s and published the text in the classic zine Holy TItclamps. When I read it I really wanted to adapt it for my zine Boy Trouble and Trav enthusiastically agreed (I just love that guy). It originally appeared in the 4th issue of BT in 2000. It has since been reprinted in the first volume of THE BOOK OF BOY TROUBLE (Green Candy Press, 2006) and in NO STRAIGHT LINES (Fantagraphics, 2012). It’s one of my favorites of all the comics I’ve done, Trav really captured certain truths about being young and gay and horny and scared and confused and thrilled, all at the same time.
Fun fact: Trav and Stephen Winter (see prior post) went to art school together and were pals. Stephen’s character makes a cameo near the end of this story and Trav likewise makes an appearance in Stephen’s story. They really go together, in more ways than one.
This is the sort-of the companion piece to “Dollface,” excerpted earlier today.
This is an excerpt from “Dollface,” a collaboration between me and Stephen Winter, a totally excellent person and filmmaker best known for his indie film Chocolate Babies as well as for his role as producer for Jonathan Caouette’s acclaimed documentary, Tarnation (2003). Dollface is Stephen’s fictionalized coming of age tale, his account of being young, black and gay and figuring it all out. It wasn’t always roses, dontcha know. The story was originally published in the first of two volumes of Jen Camper's queer comics anthology Juicy Mother (Soft Skull) in 2005 (I drew it 1998-99).
This scene - the dirty scene - was my submission for an erotic comics show that Jon Macy curated a few years ago. I was glad I had something to submit, I’m not generally known for doing explicitly sexual comics. But every now and then I rub one out.
Part of Rob’s new NSFW Fridays (probably a one-time thing!)
eden-s-f asked: Would it be possible to buy a print of your Shirley Jackson tribute? i am in love.
Hi there, I hadn’t thought about prints (like ever) but may look into it……this little piece is the first part of a little Shirley Jackson zine I plan to put out next year. I will keep you posted! Thanks for asking about this, really appreciate it.
"Party Girl," a one-off "Curbside" episode from 2001 about garage sales and drag queens, written by my pal Cathy Camper (click her name to read about her exciting YA graphic novel (in collaboration with artist Raul Gonzalez) coming this fall from Chronicle Books.